CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police issued dispersal orders and made arrests as they said disruption escalated in uptown Charlotte after a day of peaceful protests Tuesday.
The Charlotte Area Transit System said their Uptown Transit Center was closed for rest of night “due to civil demonstrations.”
Police say they arrested a protester who had an AR Rifle with two 30-round magazines.
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“After being assaulted with bottles, rocks, and chemical agents multiple dispersal orders were given. Officers gave protestors multiple avenues to leave the area. After refusal to leave, chemical agents were deployed to protect officers and the public,” CMPD tweeted.
CMPD later said a small group of protesters were also shining lasers at bike officers.
Riders were advised to board buses at Carson Street or alternative uptown stops. LYNX trains will not stop at CTC Station; riders should board at 3rd St or 7th St Stations.
After all many responses and questions from Charlotte leaders about a video circulating on social media during the protests, CMPD issued a statement via Twitter saying the incident is under internal review.
“We are internally reviewing the circumstances that developed this evening on 4th Street to ensure policy and protocol were followed,” CMPD tweeted.
Police did not provide any other information about what happened Tuesday night.